National recovery plan for Twenty-five threatened orchid taxa of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales 2003 - 2007
Coates, F., Jeanes, J. and Pritchard, A.
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2002
3. Performance criteria
The criteria for assessing the achievement of the specific objectives are:
- Determination or update of conservation status for all taxa for inclusion on state and national threatened species lists
- Preparation of management prescriptions that will maintain, enhance or restore biological relationships fundamental to reproduction and survival.
- Preparation of management prescriptions that will maintain, enhance or restore appropriate habitat.
- Reduce plant mortality due to predation, damage and weed invasion in key populations.
- Increase the number of flowering plants in key populations.
- Establish a private and public land protected area network for threatened taxa.
- Seedling recruitment in all key populations.
- Population Viability Analysis in all key populations.
- Appropriate management strategies in place for all key populations.
- Seed from key populations of all taxa in long term storage.
- Fungal symbionts for Endangered and Critically Endangered taxa in long term storage.
- Development of effective propagation and cultivation techniques.
- At least 10 plants of each endangered taxon in cultivation.
- An increase in the size of targeted wild populations by up to 50%.
- Preparation of a technical handbook and video.
- Increased involvement from orchid society members in on-ground works and collection of information.
- Successful funding applications for a PhD scholarship and Postdoctoral fellowship.
- Conduct of regular recovery team meetings and maintenance of regular communication with State and Interstate agencies and organisations and at other times as necessary.
- Preparation of annual work plans for all taxa.